ACADEMY OF SCHOLARS: Advisor-Margaret Piela
Academy of Scholars is a Cumberland County Schools based organization geared toward college-ready students. Students meet once per month at various locations to discuss a multitude of subjects ranging from scholarships, financial aid, transitioning to college, and lifestyle issues.
ART CLUB: Advisor-Arnold Middleton
The purpose of the art club is to foster interest in the world of visual arts and for students to have a place where they can share like interest and/or compare/contrast works.
BUCCANEER BUDDIES: Advisor-Stephanie Walsh
The purpose of the Buccaneer Buddies Club is to promote friendship and acceptance between students with and without disabilities at JBHS. The club will allow opportunities to develop life skills, leadership, social skills and community involvement. For those students who are seeking volunteer hours for various serviced organizations, this is a great opportunity to earn service hours.
BUCCANEER LIFE (JBHS Youth Group): Advisor-Dela Townsend
Buccaneer Life is a student led club focused on starting and growing a relationship with Jesus Christ. We, as a club, strive to reach out to the student body here at Jack Britt by showing God’s love in a practical way. During the year we involve ourselves and our classmates in activities such as “See You At The Pole” and “National Day of Prayer.” The club has national affiliation with Youth for Christ, and Campus Life Clubs can be found in local high schools across the county and country. Buccaneer Life accepts anyone and everyone and is here for you to have a faith outlet to plug into. Come and experience for yourself
DECA: Advisor-Pamela Brunner
DECA is the student organization through the marketing education program. The organization is designed to extend learning from the classroom to the real world. DECA promotes four areas of personal development for students’ vocational understanding (VU) – knowledge based experience learned through academic competitions and conferences; civic consciousness (CC) – community service activities created and executed monthly; leadership development (LD)- experience gained by committee members and executive board members; and social intelligence (SI)- vast opportunities for networking with fellow students and community leaders. DECA is a student driven organization.
DRAMA CLUB: Advisor-Hillary Bogers
The JBHS Drama Club is a service organization focused on learning, about practicing, and sharing the love of theater and all of its arts with the student body and community surrounding Jack Britt. As Troupe #6268 of the International Thespian Society (ITS) we focus on building a team through theater activities such as improvisation in workshops, crafts, costume builds, performing at Stoney Point Recreation Center and the spring play/musical
ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: Advisor-Melissa Harris
The Environmental Club is an organization that allows students to educate other students about sustainable living practices and ways to protect resources. Students can earn service hours by collecting recyclables once a week from all the classrooms in the school and by participating in Fayetteville Beautiful in the Spring.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Advisor-Kerry Humphrey & Allison O’Dell
FBLA is an incorporated, non-profit student organization that aims to assist students in their pursuit of career and business knowledge, improve the leadership skills of students, and provide educational and recreational activities for students, such as state and national conferences, where informative workshops and competitive events testing take place.
FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America): Advisor-Pam Lineberger
FCCLA is a national Career & Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family & Consumer Sciences education.
FORENSICS (Speech and Debate): Advisors- Angela Parker
The Forensic Team provides structure within which students, guided by their teachers, may become proficient in the communication arts. These arts include the ability to analyze human problems; research varied and complex issues; gather and organize relevant materials; formulate an integrated, consistent and persuasive presentation; master and use the skills of oral communication in a responsible and ethical manner. The ultimate outcome should be ever-growing, learning, involved, productive, citizen-statesmen who have the ability to make logical, sensitive, and informed decisions, which can express and defend their ideas, who are willing to test those ideas in a wide variety of public forums, and who can be held accountable for the ethical and social impact of those ideas.
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America): Advisor-Sandra Jones
HOSA is a national organization that promotes leadership skills and careers in the healthcare filed. Regional, state, and national leadership conferences are held yearly. Community involvement and volunteerism are also encouraged.
JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (Latin Club): Advisor-Erin Guzman
Jack Britt JCL is a chapter of the National Junior Classical League whose purpose is to promote the study of Latin and impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity. We celebrate Roman culture by exploring Roman historical events and holidays. Competitions are held at the local, state, and national levels.
KEY CLUB: Advisor–Amber Gavin & Angela Haynes
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. There is no academic requirement, just a commitment to service.
LEGATO (Show Choir): Advisor-Richard Butler
Legato is an Honors (Proficient/Advanced) Level chorus class that serves as both a show (Pop/Jazz/Broadway) choir and a concert (traditional) choir. Legato performs at the JBHS Fall, Winter, and Spring Concerts as well as some community performances. Members sing the National Anthem at Homecoming and numerous other athletic events and the Alma Mater at morning announcements, and are the core performing ensemble providing vocal leadership for the annual Chorus Spring trip and (by audition) the school musical.
MARCHING BAND: Advisor-Timothy Parsons
The Marching Buccaneers is a premier performing ensemble, utilizing diverse styles of music to educate and entertain. The Jack Britt High School band program is comprised of diverse components that perform and compete at the local and state levels. Our program offers students a comprehensive educational experience through music performance, life lessons and opportunities that extend beyond a traditional classroom. Our students have learned that with hard work, leadership and dedication, everything is achievable.
MILITARY APPRECIATION CLUB: Advisor-Athena Rogers
Jack Britt’s Military Appreciation Club is a student led service organization focused on serving Cumberland County’s active duty and veteran service men and women. It is our goal to show our military how much their service and sacrifices are sincerely appreciated.
MU ALPHA THETA (Math Honor Society): Advisor: Robert Thomas, Co-Advisor: Mary Dyer
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 88,000 student members by June each school year in more than 1,800 schools. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Advisor-Delarese Townsend
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nations’ premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginnings in 1921.
Requirements: Students who have completed at least three semesters of high school, have a 4.0 minimum GPA, and have demonstrated exemplary character will receive a letter of invitation from the Jack Britt National Honor Society. In addition, students should show evidence of service, and/or leadership. A studentwith infractions on his or her discipline record will not be considered. Once inducted each member is required to maintain the academic standing for which he or she was selected and serve a minimum of 40 community service hours per year. At least 10 of the 40 hours required must be fulfilled as a part of Jack Britt NHS community service opportunities.
Meets: Meetings will be announced. Check the NHS information board on the B200 Hallway and the Edmodo Page for news, updates and memos.
RUSH Campus Ministries: Advisor-Elsa McBride
RUSH is a student-led, Christian club that empowers students to put their faith into action to change their school. Students meet weekly to have fun together, grow in their faith, and take part in numerous school/community services. We want to make a difference in the world, our community, and our school, so if that’s you, come and join us! (Though RUSH is a Christian club, it is open to students and faculty of all beliefs, backgrounds, and lifestyles, so come any week to try it out! No dues are required; we simply ask for commitment, respect, and a willingness to grow.)
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA): Advisor-Erin Guzman
The Jack Britt SGA is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC) and seeks to promote school spirit and community involvement, as well as provide opportunities to enhance student leadership. SGA is responsible for planning and coordinating many school activities including Homecoming, dodge ball tournaments, and fundraising to benefit charitable organizations.
SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) – David Jackson, Advisor
SAVE is an organization to promote student peace and unity, as well as to bring to light an awareness of violence in our community as we seek ways to put an end to this violence.
SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Advisor-Barry Duff
This is a nationally affiliated organization. Students are in the 11th and 12th grade and have an interest in science and pursuing a possible science major. They are invited to join and must have a B+ average in science courses. Meetings often feature a guest speaker who is employed in a position that requires knowledge of science. We have a school mini science fair. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a question within the realm of science and use experimental design to gather data and form a conclusion based on individual research. Students may then enter the regional science fair at Pembroke. Students have also volunteered in environmental activities and in the medical field. Officers are elected at the end of the previous year.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Advisor-Hannah Clayton
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a non-profit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous, academic, interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. The challenging and self-motivating events of NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills.
SKILLS USA: Advisor-Charles Walter and Nattlie McArthur
Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student excel. Its mission is to help its members become world class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.
SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA (Spanish NHS): Advisor-Mercedes Harris
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was formed by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese to recognize the academic achievement of students of Spanish/Portuguese in high schools in the United States.
SPANISH CLUB: Advisor-TBA
The Spanish Club’s goal is to help students gain knowledge and understanding of Spanish countries and culture. The club focuses on the food, dances, customs, and traditions of Spanish countries.
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION EDUCATION PROGRAM (STEP): Advisor-Henrietta Jutson
The Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP) is a collaborative effort with North Carolina State University’s NC Solar Center in the College of Engineering and the College of Education. The purpose of the STEP program is to prepare students to become immersed in learning about the electrification of transportation through project and competition.
TSA (TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION): Advisors–Herrietta Jutson and Ed Genova
TSA is a student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. It is open to students enrolled in or who have completed an IST Academy of Engineering course. Members learn through competitive events and the diversity of activities covering a wide variety of areas in science technology, engineering and math (STEM)
TOTAL IMAGE & GENTLEMEN OF DISTINCTION: Advisors-Janice Daniels and Patricia Richardson
Total Image Club and Gentlemen of Distinction is a club for young ladies and young men, organized for the sole purpose of creating and/or promoting a more positive attitude and interaction among students at Jack Britt High School and their community. The objective of the club is one of self-improvement through heightened student morale, camaraderie among peers, self-esteem, dignity, and service to the community. Through activities designed to exemplify the stated objective, the organization promotes a positive image and provides opportunities for high school students to become role models. Some of the activities include, but are not limited to, “Dressing For Success” every other Wednesday, providing Thanksgiving Love Boxes for needy families in the community, Teacher Appreciation gifts, team building exercise (held during monthly meetings), and various social gatherings (i.e. Christmas dinner, skating, etc…)
Tri-M NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Advisors- Richard Butler
The purpose of the Tri-M National Honor Society is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.
VITAL IMPACT STEP TEAM: Advisor-Monica Davis
The Jack Britt High School Step Team, Vital Impact, serves as a step/dance organization that practices traditional “stepping” as an expressive dance form, usually accompanied by chanting and/or singing where a leader, or step master, choreographs the routines, which include a series of rhythmic claps, stomps and precise arm motions to create a unified sound. Not only is this organization considered a performance group, but also a community service organization as requirements for membership include regular voluntary service in the school and community. In order to be considered an active member, students must be in good standing academically and must have a clean disciplinary record. Dues will be paid by each member to pay for team paraphernalia, event planning, and team socials.
YEARBOOK STAFF: Advisor-Alexis Newsom
Members of the Yearbook Staff are responsible for producing the JBHS yearbook, which aims to document the school year in a creative way and will serve as a source of memories for years to come.
Published by Elsa McBride on August 26, 2016